As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery in a wide range of disciplines, including science and technology.

Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked sixteenth in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey (2016), based on total research expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Additionally, Texas A&M ranked fourth in National Science Foundation funding on this survey.

Through the successful solicitation of external contracts and grants, the Texas A&M research enterprise creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation, and world.

The scope of Texas A&M research covers the width and breadth of human knowledge and is conducted within sixteen colleges and schools; at its branch campuses in Galveston, Texas, and Doha, Qatar; and in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Texas A&M’s faculty includes three Nobel laureates as well as numerous members and fellows of the National Academies. The University’s faculty researchers collaborate with international partners through the University’s ongoing grant programs with universities in Brazil and with CONACYT member universities and research centers in Mexico.

In addition, Texas A&M is one of only seventeen universities in the nation to hold triple designation as a land-, sea-, and space-grant university and is one of only 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities—an association of leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. The University is also an active member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, a research and policy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, FY16


Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, FY16

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Participation in the SECU, the Southeastern Conference’s academic initiative designed to promote scholarship, research and achievement among member institutions, gives Texas A&M faculty, staff and students opportunities to collaborate and enhance academic resources with other SEC schools. The university also participates in the SEC College Tour, which connects high academically performing students along with parents and high school counselors who live outside of the Southeastern U.S. to SEC schools. In fact, Texas A&M was named the winner of the first SEC Academic Collaboration Award.